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Apr 15th 2013

AOL and Vuguru Present Season 2 of Little Women Big Cars

Little women, big stars! AOL and Vuguru are excited to announce the highly anticipated premiere of season 2 of "Little Women Big Cars", now showing on AOL On Parenting. Season 1 of the comedy premiered last year and was viewed more than 5.7 million times* and season 2 is shaping up to be even better!

Amy Yasbeck (Wings, Hot in Cleveland), Julie Warner (Crash, Nip/Tuck) and Kristy Swanson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Psych) reprise their roles as suburban soccer moms struggling to balance their hectic lives both on and off the field. Anita Barone (The War at Home, Shake it Up!) joins the cast playing Connie, a curvaceous and big-hearted mob wife.

The four moms' divergent parenting styles test their friendship when Rocky puts her daughter on the beauty pageant circuit. Barbara's blossoming relationship with soccer coach A.J. becomes more awkward when their exes, Richard and Doro, start flirting on the soccer field sidelines. Meg stresses when her school finance committee gets audited and things get worse when she discovers that Connie's husband is being unfaithful. The humor unfolds as the friends struggle to manage the chaos of kids and their personal lives.

The second season of "Little Women Big Cars", is presented by Allstate Insurance Company, and also offers a unique integration opportunity for their brand – but you'll have to watch the show to find out what it is.

Watch the "Little Women Big Cars" trailer below, and catch the entire series here.

* AOL Internal Data

Apr 10th 2013

AOL Earns 6 Nominations, 15 Honorees for Webby Awards

We're thrilled to announce that AOL has just received 6 nominations and 15 honorees for this year's 17th Annual Webby Awards. The Webby Awards is the leading international awards honoring excellence on the Internet including websites interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile voted by the public.

The nominations were announced yesterday and the Webby People's Voice Award poll is now open for fans to vote for their winner until Thursday April 25th.

AOL's 2013 nominees include:

Mobile & Apps:

Online Film and Video:
Web:
AOL's Honorees include:

Online Film & Video:
Mobile & Apps:
Web:
Last year, AOL garnered five nominations and 13 honorees for the Webby Awards winning the People's Voice award for HuffPost Business in the Blog – Business category. This year's winners will be honored in New York on May 22nd but you can show your love for our AOL brands by voting now, here.

Jan 31st 2013

Three AOL Leaders Named Top Executives in Their Fields for 2012

We are excited to announce that ExecRank has named three of our AOL executives to its list of Top Executives for 2012 in a range of categories!

Artie Minson, former AOL CFO and now Chief Operating Officer, was featured at number 94 out of 250,000 CFO's in the country. "This accolade from ExecRank is a reflection of all of the hard work my five thousand teammates have put in at AOL and I am honored to accept it on their behalf," said Minson.

Jim Norton, SVP-Head of Advertising Sales, came in at number 6 out of 15,000 sales officers across the nation. After receiving the news Jim stated, "At AOL, we partner with the world's top advertisers and this recognition is validation that our teams are providing exemplary service and advertising innovation that will continue to drive significant value for our clients."

ExecRanks also listed Matt Kelpy as number 123 out of 30,000 Chief Accounting Officers in the U.S. Kelpy said, "I can't say enough about the dedication & effort of our accounting & shared services team every single day, as this recognition is a reflection of those outstanding contributions! I'm thrilled that our efforts were recognized in the Execrank selection process, and humbled to be included in such distinguished company."

The rankings are a result of two years of research and feedback from evaluation committees and top executives that produced an algorithm for how to rank Top Executives based on their performance in 24 different key areas.

Congratulations to all three of these executives! To find out more about AOL's leadership team visit our corporate site.

Jan 7th 2013

AOL On and Vuguru Debut All-New Comedy Series 'Playdate'

Following the success of Little Women, Big Cars, Fetching and Greetings From Home, AOL On and Vuguru are bringing you another original comedy series called Playdate. Set in suburban America, Playdate stars Amy (Stephanie Lemelin), a seemingly perfect stay-at-home mom, and Grace (Alicia Witt), the bohemian, eccentric, and new, next-door neighbor. The two soon become best friends; even their daughters are inseparable.

Playdate takes an unexpected twist when Grace turns on Amy, causing her new "best friend" to lose her grip on the parental balancing act where she finds herself at the center of the other mommy's scorn and ridicule. As more and more of her life begin to crumble around her, Amy starts to suspect Grace is behind her downfall. But is Grace really to blame or is Amy the one with the real problem?

Tune in to find out - the series debuts today! Watch the trailer below and check out new episodes each week on AOL On Parenting.

Dec 11th 2012

Engadget Announces Engadget Expand: the Ultimate 'For-the-Fans' Gadget Show

Ever wanted to meet the Engadget crew and hear from some of the coolest people in technology, and play with some of the newest and hottest gadgets all in the same place?

We thought you might. The Engadget team has created an event with you in mind. This March, they will be hosting their first ever Engadget Expand with a goal of allowing you to do all these things and more at the same time, in the same place.

Intrigued? Here's a little more about what you can expect at Engadget Expand 2013:
  • An Inventor Competition – Engadget will host a new product competition for all independent inventors and a select number of finalists will be chosen to show off their inventions to attendees and an expert panel of judges. The winners will receive a cash prize and guaranteed review on Engadget
  • Marquee Speakers – The folks at Engadget will lead panel discussions from product experts at major consumer brands, as well as luminaries in science and technology
  • Show Floor Exhibitions – Event guests will have the rare opportunity to get the inside scoop on all of the best new devices from the people who brought them to life
  • Giveaways – All of the attendees at Engadget Expand will be entered to win brand new products that have been highlighted throughout the event

Don't miss out! The very first Engadget Expand will take place in Fort Mason Center in San Francisco from March 16-17, 2013. Be one of the first to find out when Engadget Expand tickets go on sale, here.

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